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Comedy and Humor

Kay employs comedy and humor in his book in order to forward his argument about the NHS. Although much of the book is written with comedic wit, Kay also uses humor to expose very serious issues within England's healthcare system. In order to manage the tough situations he faces, Kay resorts to comedy. Kay uses comedy both for the benefit of the reader, making the book more entertaining to read, and also for his own argument.

Medical Education

Kay discusses at the beginning of the novel about how students are grossly under-prepared to enter the medical profession and this contributes to his argument about the humanity of doctors and the necessary support needed for them. He says that students chose the medical profession at a time in their life when they barely have any understanding about themselves or what they want in life. Therefore...

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